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Definition of fief noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    fief

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//fif//
     
    (also fiefdom
    NAmE//ˈfifdəm//
     
    )
     
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  1. 1(law) (old use) an area of land, especially a rented area for which the payment is work, not money
  2. 2an area or a situation in which someone has control or influence She considers the office as her own private fiefdom.
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